It’s time for your daily round of Wordle hints, expertly crafted to help you keep your streak going even on the toughest of days.
You might think that you don’t need any clues for Wordle today, but remember: failure in this game is only ever six guesses away.
Below, you’ll find a selection of Wordle hints to guide you in the right direction. You don’t have to use them all, but there are five in total should you need them, covering vowels, starting letter, ending letter and more. And if you don’t have time to play at all, you can see the answer, too.
SPOILER WARNING: Wordle hints and today’s answer are below, so don’t read on if you don’t want to see them.
Marc is TechRadar’s UK Editor in Chief and has been playing Wordle for more than a year. He’s authored dozens of articles on the game for TechRadar and its sister site Tom’s Guide, including a detailed analysis of the most common letters in every position. His Wordle streak just reached the 500 mark and he’ll be inconsolable if he loses it. Yes, he takes it all too seriously.
Wordle hints (game #707) – clue #1 – Vowels
How many vowels does today’s Wordle have?
• Wordle today has two vowels*.
* Note that by vowel we mean the five standard vowels (A, E, I, O, U), not Y (which is sometimes counted as a vowel too).
Wordle hints (game #707) – clue #2 – first letter
What letter does today’s Wordle begin with?
• The first letter in today’s Wordle answer is R.
R is a surprisingly uncommon starting letter. Despite ranking third overall in Wordle, it’s merely the 11th most likely to begin an answer.
Wordle hints (game #707) – clue #3 – repeated letters
Does today’s Wordle have any repeated letters?
• There are no repeated letters in today’s Wordle.
Repeated letters are quite common in the game, with 748 of the 2,309 Wordle answers containing one. However, it’s still more likely that a Wordle doesn’t have one.
Wordle hints (game #707) – clue #4 – ending letter
What letter does today’s Wordle end with?
• The last letter in today’s Wordle is N.
N is a pretty common ending letter in Wordle: it’s the seventh most likely in that position and features in 130 solutions.
Wordle hints (game #707) – clue #5 – last chance
Still looking for more Wordle hints today? Here’s an extra one for game #707.
- Today’s Wordle answer is a common part of Japanese cuisine.
If you just want to know today’s Wordle answer now, simply scroll down – but I’d always recommend trying to solve it on your own first. We’ve got lots of Wordle tips and tricks to help you, including a guide to the best Wordle start words.
If you don’t want to know today’s answer then DO NOT SCROLL ANY FURTHER BECAUSE IT IS PRINTED BELOW. So don’t say you weren’t warned!
Today’s Wordle answer (game #707)
Today’s Wordle answer (game #707) is… RAMEN.
Oh dear. I really messed up this one, escaping only with a 6/6 – my first one of those for a while. And it shouldn’t even have been that difficult. WordleBot says it has an average score of 4.1, so slightly easier than yesterday’s SWINE and Thursday’s BAGEL, both of which I solved in 4/6 and the same as Wednesday’s UTTER which I got in three!
Not my finest hour, then. As a word, it shouldn’t have been that troubling. The R is not that common at the start of a Wordle, but’s a very common letter overall in the game (the third most common of all, in fact). N is a regular ending letter. There’s an E and an A in there. Even the M is not that uncommon.
My problem was that I just couldn’t identify where the A, R and E went. All turned yellow on my first guess, STARE, which left me with 80 possible solutions. That was high compared to some of the best Wordle starting words, admittedly; CRANE left just six solutions.
Still, my second guess, BREAK, was misguided. WordleBot told me as much afterwards; I should have played CAMEL, it said, and who am I to disagree with an expert? If I had done that, I’d have had just two solutions left; instead, it was 45. Ouch! Some of that was luck, sure, but the rest was bad decision-making on my part.
My third guess was not much better, but CAPER did take it down to 10 possibles. By this time, I had drawn up a list of what they could be, and had convinced myself that the answer would end in a D; my list contained RAGED, DARED, FARED and RAVED, RAZED.
Surely this was sensible? Still, no, said WordleBot. RAVEN would have left just one answer, whereas RAGED left two. So I had a 50/50, on guess number five. I couldn’t now fail (unless I’d missed a third option, but I was certain I hadn’t). Here goes nothing: RAVEN.
But no. The answer was RAMEN and I walked away with my head hanging low.
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Yesterday’s Wordle hints (game #706)
In a different time zone where it’s still Friday? Don’t worry – I can give you some clues for Wordle #706, too.
- Wordle yesterday had two vowels.
- The first letter in yesterday’s Wordle answer was S.
- There were no repeated letters in yesterday’s Wordle.
- The last letter in yesterday’s Wordle was E.
- Yesterday’s Wordle answer is a contemptible person.
Yesterday’s Wordle answer (game #706)
Yesterday’s Wordle answer (game #706) was… SWINE.
We’re settling into a difficulty groove again with Wordle; after a long spell of around 3.7, 3.8, we’re now sticking around the 4.2 mark. But whereas Thursday’s puzzle was harder than some because very few start words were much help at all, this one suffers from that old familiar problem: too many answers.
Part of the issue is that it starts with the most common starting letter, S, and ends with the most common ending letter, E. Logically, that would mean there would be lots of words that have the format S—E. What’s more, most have the same letters in-between: consonant, vowel, consonant, with the vowels being mainly I and O, and the consonants being L, N, D, P, C and a couple of others.
WordleBot told me after the game that I had 32 possible solutions left after my opening STARE, which is high considering that I already had two green letters. Others among the best Wordle starting words were better still: CRANE left 13 and SLANT 16.
I immediately drew up a list of possibles, but I didn’t come close to finding 32, because I neglected to include the options that had a vowel second letter; this was a silly mistake that could have come back to haunt me (but didn’t). That said, there are fewer of these words (SIEVE, SIEGE, SINCE, SENSE etc) than the words that have the second vowel in the middle.
On my list, instead, were words such as SMOKE, SNIPE, SWIPE, SCOPE, SHONE, SHINE, SMILE, SCENE and SLOPE. My objective for the second guess was therefore to narrow down those consonants.
For that, I decided PINCH was a good option, although WordleBot pointed out afterwards that PLINK would have been a better choice. Maybe so, but both would have left two answers, so I think it’s being a little harsh there.
With a yellow I and N, I could see what those two answers were: SNIDE and SWINE, both of which had been on my initial list. Unfortunately, I picked the wrong one, playing SNIDE and having to settle for a 4/6.
Wordle answers: The past 50
I’ve been playing Wordle every day for more than a year now and have tracked all of the previous answers so I can help you improve your game. Here are the last 50 solutions starting with yesterday’s answer, or check out my past Wordle answers page for the full list.
- Wordle #706, Friday 26 May: SWINE
- Wordle #705, Thursday 25 May: BAGEL
- Wordle #704, Wednesday 24 May: UTTER
- Wordle #703, Tuesday 23 May: CLERK
- Wordle #702, Monday 22 May: IGLOO
- Wordle #701, Sunday 21 May: BRASH
- Wordle #700, Saturday 20 May: FLASK
- Wordle #699, Friday 19 May: GRIEF
- Wordle #698, Thursday 18 May: SHORN
- Wordle #697, Wednesday 17 May: PLANK
- Wordle #696, Tuesday 16 May: LATTE
- Wordle #695, Monday 15 May: CANOE
- Wordle #694, Sunday 14 May: SCARF
- Wordle #693, Saturday 13 May: ACRID
- Wordle #692, Friday 12 May: SNACK
- Wordle #691, Thursday 11 May: BROOM
- Wordle #690, Wednesday 10 May: ETHIC
- Wordle #689, Tuesday 9 May: COCOA
- Wordle #688, Monday 8 May: AGLOW
- Wordle #687, Sunday 7 May: GHOUL
- Wordle #686, Saturday 6 May: ANGER
- Wordle #685, Friday 5 May: BELOW
- Wordle #684, Thursday 4 May: GUPPY
- Wordle #683, Wednesday 3 May: HORDE
- Wordle #682, Tuesday 2 May: SULKY
- Wordle #681, Monday 1 May: RANGE
- Wordle #680, Sunday 30 April: PLAZA
- Wordle #679, Saturday 29 April: CEDAR
- Wordle #678, Friday 28 April: CIRCA
- Wordle #677, Thursday 27 April: LOGIC
- Wordle #676, Wednesday 26 April: METRO
- Wordle #675, Tuesday 25 April: JOKER
- Wordle #674, Monday 24 April: DITTO
- Wordle #673, Sunday 23 April: UNZIP
- Wordle #672, Saturday 22 April: BROKE
- Wordle #671, Friday 21 April: KAYAK
- Wordle #670, Thursday 20 April: PLATE
- Wordle #669, Wednesday 19 April: THUMP
- Wordle #668, Tuesday 18 April: HOUND
- Wordle #667, Monday 17 April: WHIFF
- Wordle #666, Sunday 16 April: DWELT
- Wordle #665, Saturday 15 April: AGONY
- Wordle #664, Friday 14 April: THIEF
- Wordle #663, Thursday 13 April: CARAT
- Wordle #662, Wednesday 12 April: BORAX
- Wordle #661, Tuesday 11 April: QUALM
- Wordle #660, Monday 10 April: UNDER
- Wordle #659, Sunday 9 April: SNAFU
- Wordle #658, Saturday 8 April: LEDGE
What is Wordle?
If you’re on this page then you almost certainly know what Wordle is already, and indeed have probably been playing it for a while. And even if you’ve not been playing it, you must surely have heard of it by now, because it’s the viral word game phenomenon that took the world by storm last year and is still going strong in 2023.
We’ve got a full guide to the game in our What is Wordle page, but if you just want a refresher then here are the basics.
What is Wordle?
Wordle challenges you to guess a new five-letter word each day. You get six guesses, with each one revealing a little more information. If one of the letters in your guess is in the answer and in the right place, it turns green. If it’s in the answer but in the wrong place, it turns yellow. And if it’s not in the answer at all it turns gray. Simple, eh?
Crucially, the answer is the same for everyone each day, meaning that you’re competing against the rest of the world, rather than just against yourself or the game. The puzzle then resets each day at midnight in your local time, giving you a new challenge, and the chance to extend your streak.
What are the Wordle rules?
The rules of Wordle are pretty straightforward, but with a couple of curveballs thrown in for good measure.
1. Letters that are in the answer and in the right place turn green.
2. Letters that are in the answer but in the wrong place turn yellow.
3. Letters that are not in the answer turn gray.
4. Answers are never plural.
5. Letters can appear more than once. So if your guess includes two of one letter, they may both turn yellow, both turn green, or one could be yellow and the other green.
6. Each guess must be a valid word in Wordle’s dictionary. You can’t guess ABCDE, for instance.
7. You do not have to include correct letters in subsequent guesses unless you play on Hard mode.
8. You have six guesses to solve the Wordle.
9. You must complete the daily Wordle before midnight in your timezone.
10. All answers are drawn from Wordle’s list of 2,309 solutions. However…
11. Wordle will accept a wider pool of words as guesses – some 10,000 of them. For instance, you can guess a plural such as WORDS. It definitely won’t be right (see point 4 above), but Wordle will accept it as a guess.